Written by Michelle Kretzer
Hallström's Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, starring Ewan McGregor
and Emily Blunt, might not sound like a film that would be fishing for praise
from PETA, but the filming of the drama went swimmingly, thanks to fake fish.
isn't the first time that fake fish have made a splash on the big screen. A River Runs Through It, directed by Robert
Redford, and Wolfgang Petersen's The Perfect Storm both got two fins up
for not using real fish.
and computer-generated animals are getting starring roles in more and more
films, such as Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Big Miracle, because people who care about animals refuse to tolerate cruelty in the
Fishing's stars are
reeling in the animal accolades too. Both Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor love their companion
dogs, and Emily has been known to enjoy a vegan meal, while Ewan donated an
autographed picture to an animal shelter's fundraiser.
fish aren't just enjoyable onscreen—fantastic faux-fish dishes make for dinner and a movie that
fish can get behind.
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